Chance Richard Rollan Killed at Road Construction Site
One of the more hazardous jobs in America is being a “flagman” on a road construction site. Most of us take the drivable surface of the road and safe shoulder area for granted and road repair and resurfacing is viewed by most drivers as a nuisance, as something that will make us late for where we are going. We often ignore or are annoyed by traffic signs that implore us to slow down while we pass the area where men and women are working only feet away from our passing vehicles. When a construction worker’s life is lost, especially a young life, in the routine performance of duties on a road maintenance crew, it make one stop and think that maybe we should be more grateful for the service that they provide for us day in and day out. Like a policeman or a firefighter, road repair crews put their lives on the line performing a service for our benefit. As recently as January 20, 2015 a young man working on a road repair crew lost his life while on duty. According to Lt. Sean Edwards, 20-year old Chance Richard Rollan of Center Point, an employee of T.E.Stevens Construction, was directing traffic for a road-widening highway project on on Cahaba River Road when he was hit by a car driven by a 23-year-old female who was distracted by leaning over to pick something up off the floor of her car. He was taken UAB hospital where he died. After investigating the accident Birmingham Police say no charges will be filed against the 23-year-old female. Even though charges have not been filed, a wrongful death has occurred nonetheless, and there are plenty of questions that need to be answered. If you have a loved one who has been killed by the negligence of another driver and want answers call the lawyers who specialize in wrongful death cases Birmingham, Decatur, Huntsville or North Alabama, call now. Call Ferguson & Ferguson at 256-534-3435 or 1-800-752-1998.